A Fillet Knife Fit for a French Fisherman

National Bouillabaisse Day
National Bouillabaisse Day

Did you do your meal planning for the week yet? Maybe a Pasta Monday, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Wednesday, Quiche Thursday, and a Bouillabaisse Friday. Wait, Bouill-a-what? Even the most seasoned home chef might not know exactly what a bouillabaisse is, so here you go: it is a fish stew that French fishermen created in the port city of Marseille. The name of the stew comes from “to boil” and “to simmer.”

You can really use any variety of fresh fish and shellfish in the stew, and simmer them with tomatoes, potatoes, celery, and onions. Don’t forget to serve a warm grilled baguette on the side with a traditional French spicy mayonnaise called rouille.

And since the most important ingredient in this fish stew is fish, don’t forget to sharpen your fillet knife before you chop up your ingredients.

Happy cooking and eating!

Fillet Knife
Fillet Knife

Slice It Your Way with This Pizza Cutter

National Pizza with the Works Day
National Pizza with the Works Day

I think it’s safe to say that pizza is one of the most liked foods in America. No matter your preferences or dietary restrictions, there is an option for you. Dairy allergy? Hold the cheese. Celiac’s disease? Gluten-free crust. Vegetarian? Hold the pepperoni. Going Keto? Cauliflower crust.

But there’s one thing most people will agree on- Hold those anchovies! If you order a pizza with “The Works”, chances are the chef will throw a couple of those bad boys on your gooey hot pizza, and you might not notice until you bite in!

Today is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day- a day where everyone needs a solid American-made pizza cutter to slice up their pizza, no matter their choice of toppings.

American-made Pizza Cutter
American-made Pizza Cutter

American-Made Cutlery Dares All Men to Do This One Thing

Men can cook too!
Men can cook too!

 

A typical assumption is that the women of the family are always in the kitchen preparing the family’s meals. But WHAT IF… the MEN made the meal this time? Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, which is the perfect day for the men in our lives to practice their culinary skills.

No guys, you’re not allowed to cheat and make instant ramen, or, even sadder, just a bowl of cereal. Your family wants a little more effort than that.

So here is a little help for cooking your best meal with American-made cutlery, whether it’s a meal for one or for 20:

  1. PLAN your menu (Pick your main dish, then choose a side and dessert that complement it)
  2. SHOP for ingredients- choose fresh, quality ingredients. If you can’t find what you need, then maybe alter your menu
  3. Mise en place, or “everything in its place”. This means set-up, organize, and chop your ingredients. The American-made cutlery that you’ll need:
  4. COOK
  5. SERVE
  6. CLEAN- Let someone else clean up so you can rest!